British comedy actor John Inman has died at the age of 71. Inman, who was best known for his role as MR HUMPHREYS in 1970s TV series Are You Being Served?, died in a London hospital at 4am this morning (08MAR07) after a long battle with hepatitis A. The infection forced Inman to stop working in December 2004. His manager, PHIL DALE, paid tribute to the star, saying, "John was known and loved throughout the world. John was known for his comedy plays and farces which were enjoyed from London's West End throughout the country and as far as Australia, Canada and the USA." He is survived by his partner Ron Lynch.